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    • 1. The
      of the
    • 2.
    • 3. by more than a
      few years,
    • 4. by more than a
      few years,
      Virtual
      Assistance
    • 5. by more than a
      few years,
      Virtual
      Assistance
      was predated
      of
    • 6. by more than a
      few years,
      Virtual
      Assistance
      was predated
      of
      Secretarial
      Services
    • 7.
    • 8. it's estimated
      that they began
    • 9. it's estimated
      that they began
      Somewhere
      Between
      the50s
      and70s,
    • 10. it's estimated
      that they began
      Somewhere
      Between
      the50s
      and70s,
      Possibly even
      earlier.
    • 11.
    • 12. Virtual
      Assistance
    • 13. Virtual
      is an
      Assistance
      evolution
      of the
    • 14. Virtual
      is an
      Assistance
      evolution
      of the
      Secretarial
      service
    • 15.
    • 16. it's important to
    • 17. it's important to
      Understand
      that
    • 18. it's important to
      Understand
      that
      they are
      quite different
      Business
      models.
    • 19. Virtual Assistance
    • 20. Virtual Assistance
      is about
    • 21. Virtual Assistance
      is about
      providing
    • 22. Virtual Assistance
      is about
      providing
      ongoing
    • 23. Virtual Assistance
      is about
      providing
      ongoing
      Administrative support
    • 24.
    • 25.
    • 26.
    • 27.
    • 28. There was just…
    • 29.
    • 30. ink
    • 31. This resulted in shorthand.
    • 32. Before..
    • 33. Before..
      the secretarial position was not even open to women.  
    • 34. It was only opened to men
    • 35. It was only opened to men
      writing for professional
      and commercial
      men
    • 36. NOW,
    • 37. NOW,
      Let me
    • 38. NOW,
      Let me
      reveal
    • 39. NOW,
      Let me
      reveal
      how
    • 40. NOW,
      Let me
      reveal
      Virtual
      how
      Assistance
    • 41. NOW,
      Let me
      reveal
      Virtual
      how
      Assistance
      started
    • 42.
    • 43. 1950s
    • 44. 1950s
      Advent of Secretarial Services
    • 45. 1981
    • 46. 1981
      Association of Business Support Services International
      (ABSSI; formerly known as the National
      Association of Secretarial Services)
      is founded.
    • 47. 1996
    • 48. 1996
      Thomas Leonard
      he is credited and coined the term
      "Virtual Assistant"
    • 49. 1997
    • 50. 1997
      Stacy Brice opens AssistU.
      In February, the first ever article on Virtual Assistance appears in
      The Secretary featuring Stacy Brice and Lora Davidek.
    • 51. 1998
    • 52. 1998
      Amy Sarai and Julie Hewitt
      form the Global Association of Virtual Assistants.
      Site owners Sarai and Hewitt also start VA4U.com as a directory of VAs
    • 53. 1999
    • 54. 1999
      Christine Durst & Michael Haaren
      establish Staffcentrix.
      AssistU adds Virtual Assistant certification to its program.
      Durst and Haaren form the International Virtual Assistant Association.
      Jacky Workman forms the International Association of Virtual Assistants.
    • 55. 2000
    • 56. 2000
      Janet Jordan
      opens Virtual Assistance University.
      Fred and Shirley Gandee
      form the International Association of Virtual Office Assistants,
      and A Virtual Solution is established.
      IVAA begins certifying VAs.
    • 57. 2001
    • 58. 2001
      Virtual Assistant Certification
      appears on the scene.
      IVAA separates from StaffCentrix.
    • 59. 2002
    • 60. 2002
      Janice Byer and Elayne Whitfield
      form the Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection.
      Michelle Jamison, Carol Ford and Laura Sandham form Canadian Virtual Assistant Networking.
      Mary-Lou Ashton forms Canada-based Virtual Assistant Training Program.
    • 61. 2003
    • 62. 2003
      Kathy Zengolewicz, Jackie Eastwick and Mary Motz
      form the Delaware Valley Virtual Assistants Association.
      Domain ownership is assumed by Nina Feldman who repoints it to her web site.
      Business support services business owners begin calling themselves Virtual Assistants
    • 63. 2004
    • 64. 2004
      Margaret McKillen
      forms the Association of Virtual Assistants of Ireland
      Caroline Nelson forms the Southeastern Virtual Assistant Group.
    • 65. 2005
    • 66. 2005
      Danielle Keister
      forms Gritty VA, a movement intended to instill standards of excellence
      in the Virtual Assistant community and promote increased awareness of the Virtual Assistant industry in the mainstream marketplace.
    • 67. 2006
    • 68. 2006
      Scottish Virtual Assistants
      changes to Society of Virtual Assistants
      Gritty VA evolves into the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce, founded by Danielle Keister.
    • 69. 2010
    • 70. 2010
      The Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce
      is renamed the Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce.
      The VACOC adopts the term Administrative Consultant better convey the specialized focus and expertise of Virtual Assistants.
    • 71. With the evolutionof
    • 72. It will bring a
      and
      for you..
    • 73. It
      you to
    • 74. And
      to your
    • 75. And
      to your
      U
      C
      e
      S
      S
      C
      S